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Production and Delivery.
Timeliness of Preparation of Reentry Permit
When you approve a Form I-131, have the permit prepared as soon as possible. Remember the permit is valid for two years from the date of issuance. If there is a significant backlog in the clerical section of your office, it may be advisable to note the instructions "permit valid for two years," rather than indicating a specific date. Be sure that your clerks then give a specific date two years from the date of preparation (issuance).
Production of the Document
The Nebraska Service Center uses a computer program to print the reentry permits. This I-131 program automatically pulls the data from CLAIMS pertaining to the application. This data must be verified and updated as necessary prior to printing the reentry permit. The following blocks on the reentry permit need not be completed: country of claimed nationality, eyes, hair, height and visible scars and marks. Examine the reentry permit carefully before delivery to insure that the validity date, photograph and a
ll notations are correct. Photographs on reentry permits should conform to the same requirements for issuance of Form I-551.
In the United States
When a permit is to be delivered by mail in the U.S., the applicant's signature and photographs shall be compared with the signature and photographs contained in his file. Any question as to identify shall be resolved by personal interview. Form M-91 shall be used to effect delivery of the permit.
A reentry permit shall be forwarded to a DHS office abroad [see
8 CFR 103.1(c)
] if one is located where delivery is to be made; otherwise it shall be forwarded to a U.S. embassy or consulate. The permit shall be accompanied by a properly completed
, in duplicate, and shall be forwarded abroad by
Do not send a reentry permit to the U.S. Embassy at the Hague, the Netherlands. A reentry permit for the Netherlands should be sent to the Consulate at either Amsterdam or Rotterdam, as appropriate.
At one time the Service would, upon request of the bearer, add extra pages to a previously-issued reentry permit if there was insufficient space available in the permit for any more foreign visas or entry/exit caches. However,
no longer adds such additional pages to a previously-issued reentry permit and any alien who requests additional pages should be advised to file an application for a new permit. In doing so, the alien should submit the old reentry permit. (However, the alien may request that the Service return the old permit (after it has been cancelled by
) if it contains valid nonimmigrant visas for other countries which the alien will be visiting.)